Theatre, cinema and music

Why not catch a show or enjoy some live local music during your visit?

There are some great theatres, cinemas and live music venues in Derbyshire and the Peak District, where you can enjoy everything from local musicians to world-class productions.

One of the most famous, architecturally delightful and enchanting theatres in the Peak District is the Buxton Opera House, in the beautiful historic spa town of Buxton. One of the busiest and most exciting times to visit is during the annual Buxton International Festival of opera, music and books each July. The festival is complimented by one of the UK’s largest festival fringe with events happening all over town.

Chesterfield is also blessed with not one, but two theatres and venue spaces - the Winding Wheel and Pomegranate Theatre. Both venues run busy programmes throughout the year.

For a movie night with a difference, there are a number of historic independent cinemas in the Peak District and Derbyshire, such as the Ritz Cinema in Belper and the Northern Light Cinema in Wirksworth. Live music can be found in abundance too, from the pubs of Glossop in the far north of the area to top perfomers in the city of Derby.

Operas, musicals, plays, music, stand-up comedy, children’s shows and pantomimes. You can find all kinds of performances and shows here in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Theatres, Cinemas and Music venues


Peak Cavern: 'The Devil's Arse'

Peak Cavern is a spectacular natural cavern containing historic rope works which hosts regular cinema screening and events


Pomegranate Theatre

The Pomegranate Theatre is currently closed for renovation.


Pavilion Arts Centre

A wonderful Grade 2 Listed Building with 23 acres of beautiful Victorian landscaped gardens, in the centre of Buxton


Derby LIVE

Derby LIVE present LIVE performances, events and festivals at the Guildhall Theare, Derby Arena and outdoor spaces across the city.

All Theatre, Cinema & Music Events


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Fairport Convention at The Foxlowe Arts Centre,

Folk Music - 56th Touring Year

Next event:7:30pm, 12th October 2023


Steel Magnolias - Theatre at Chatsworth House

Get ready for an evening of laughter, tears, and big hair at this performance of a 1980s classic. Oct 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14

Next event:7:30pm, 5th October 2023


Rich Hall - Shot from Cannons at The Winding…

Fresh on the heels of his critically acclaimed memoirs, Nailing It, Rich returns with a new show.

Next event:8:00pm, 16th October 2023


Chris Cleverley & Kirsty McGee - Live at…

An evening of acoustic music with co-headline acts Chris Cleverley & Kirsty McGee

Next event:7:30pm, 20th October 2023


Net Flicks at Leek Town FC, Community Stadium

Outdoor Cinema On 21 Oct the stadium will be showing the 2023 smash hit THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE (PG)

Next event:6:30pm, 21st October 2023


Shine A Light at Cromford Mills

Join us for a breathtaking night-time spectacular of light and sound!

Next event:6:00pm, 26th October 2023

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Mamma Mania - ABBA Tribute Night

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! More

Next event:7:00pm, 27th October 2023


A Murder Mystery, Dinner and Show at The Gasworks…

There's been a murder at The Gasworks can you crack the case? Join as for a classic 'who done it'.

Next event:7:00pm, 28th October 2023

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